[NTLK] Newton-compaible WiFi router FS/FT?
morgant at makkintosshu.com
Wed Apr 26 12:47:48 EDT 2017
You mentioned you are using a static IP address, are you also manually
setting your DNS servers? If setting DNS servers (which you should be
doing), are you setting the DNS to the IP of your AirPort or a public DNS
server (you might test both to rule out any potential issues with different
As for the Lucent/Orinoco Silver cards, they were older cards/firmware that
only support 40-bit encryption (as opposed to 128-bit for the Gold cards,
though the firmware can be upgraded), so there might be other differences
that would make it less compatible. Of course, I assume that you're using
no WEP encryption/password (an open network) on all of your AirPorts you've
tested with. If you're using WEP encryption, that would be why.
My Buffalo/Melco card supports 128-bit encryption, and I've used it with
WEP encryption on my 802.11b "snow" AirPort, but most WiFi access points
require a minimum of WPA encryption at this point.
On Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 20:22 "Piotrowski Paweł (Newton)" <
newton at indigi.co.uk> wrote:
> OK, about AP for Newton. Officially I must admit that there is some issue
> with AP’s for Newton. I just tested my AirPortExtreme. Is not working. It’s
> strange, because WiFi connection is established (AirPort see Newton WiFi
> card. Router even give IP address), but there is some issue with DNS (like
> Robs problem).
> My Time Capsule (working fine with Newton) is 1st generation Time Capsule.
> Working fine.
> AirPort Extreme 2nd generation - won’t work…
> AirPort Express N 1st generation - won’t work…
> What I discovered: Lucent (orinoco) Silver won’t even work with my
> TimeCapsule… ELSA and Intel card working fine… Very very weird…
> Morgan, It is not about configuration, because on all my setups I have the
> same manual IP etc. Must be something with establishing a connection. I’m
> not expert, but maybe ’N’ option is problem…
> But in second hand, why Intel card working fine and Lucent won’t work? I
> don’t know...
> Tomorrow I will do couple other tests with other AP’s and WiFi cards.
> Best regards,
> Pawel Piotrowski
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> > On 26 Apr 2017, at 00:07, Morgan Aldridge <morgant at makkintosshu.com>
> > I have used my Apple AirPort "Snow" with my Newton MessagePad 2100 and
> > Buffalo/Melco 802.11b card. I'm now using them with a NetGear Zing quite
> > successfully (though you have to disable auth and force the guest network
> > to 802.11b).
> > The trick is manual IP addresses. Easy for me to say, but know your IPs,
> > subnet, and DNS.
> > Morgan
> > On Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 14:04 Fundamental Learning - Rob Moody <
> > robmoody at fundamental-learning.com <mailto:
> robmoody at fundamental-learning.com>> wrote:
> >> Dan- this may very well be the issue I've been facing...
> >> My airport snow dome & snow dome extreme have not worked...and do not
> >> appear on this list...
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >>> On 25 Apr 2017, at 17:14, Dan <dan at dbdigitalweb.com> wrote:
> >>> May I suggest getting something that can do Wifi B only as an option?
> >>> would also try to avoid routers that have the N class (several people
> >>> have had problems with N class routers and Newton's). But my
> >>> would be to try an wrt model (the kind that you can reflash with DD-Wrt
> >>> or Tomato) as I have had good luck with those.
> >>> But I really think getting a older model that doesn't have the N
> >>> class/speed and setting it to B only will work. If you haven't tried
> >>> the B ONLY setting that on your current router (if it has one), I would
> >>> giving that a shot.
> >>> -Dan
> >>>> On 4/25/2017 8:13 AM, Fundamental Learning - Rob Moody wrote:
> >>>> I am close to concluding that this may have been the issue all along
> >> my longstanding problem of going wireless on the Newt...compatible
> >> point...although I'm having probs getting connected to my Powerbook so I
> >> can connect wirelessly to NCX...!
> >>>> Sent from my iPhone
> >>>>> On 25 Apr 2017, at 12:43, Marisa Giancarla <fstltna at me.com> wrote:
> >>>>> Im looking for a newton compatible wifi router/airport device. Anyone
> >> have one for sale or trade?
> >>>>> Marisa
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